Recruitment & Selection Advisory Service

Service

The League, in conjunction with the New Jersey Municipal Management Association (NJMMA), offers an Administrator or Manager Recruitment and Selection Advisory Service. This service includes an overview prepared by NJMMA on the recruitment process, as well as the option for elected officials to discuss the recruitment process with a retired municipal Administrator or Manager, who is available to answer questions about best practices. 

Please note, the purpose of this service is not to become involved in the recruitment process, but rather to offer guidance on best methods in accomplishing recruitment goals. Contact League Staff Attorney Frank Marshall at 609-695-3481, ext. 137 or via email for more information.

Helpful Guides & Reference Materials

International City / County Management Association's (ICMA) Website

This website provides information about professional local government management. The International City/County Management Association is a worldwide association of city and county managers and administrators, with headquarters in Washington, DC. Their goal is to promote professionalism and ethical conduct in local government senior staff personnel.

Guidelines to Aid Municipalities in the Selection of a Municipal Manager

Published by New Jersey Municipal Management Association (NJMMA), this brochure (PDF) provides information on the processes to be used, as well as a section listing various Frequently Asked Questions about who a professional manager is and what qualities you should be seeking in the person selected.

Recruitment Guidelines for Selecting a Local Government Administrator

Published by the ICMA, this is a summary statement (PDF) from ICMA's website on the recruitment process which provides a detailed step by step guideline assisting municipalities in recruiting their Chief Administrative/Chief Executive Officer. Throughout the guide are references to "Range Riders," which are available in each state to provide assistance. In New Jersey this function is available through the Executive Director of the New Jersey Municipal Management Association.

Model "Terms & Conditions of Employment" Letter

A model "Letter of Employment (PDF)" offering the position of Administrator or Manager to an individual, and outlining suggested employment conditions that should be documented in this employment; published by the NJMMA. This model letter is drafted with a number of alternates that a municipality may want to consider. It is intended to be an inventory of issues that should be discussed and resolved, either this letter format or in some other written document